My painting is about energy. When I begin a canvas, I almost never begin with intent. I begin with paint. Then more paint. Soon, the paint is in charge of what happens next. I am usually more of a paintee than a painter.
In my earliest paintings, cosmic energy dominated. Then biological life began to crop up. Canvases that had been all about roiling space began to teem with signs of pre-life, then life itself, with (mostly small) creatures swimming, crawling, flying about. Soon it seemed that many of these lively creatures had a goal. They were heading with dispatch toward somewhere in their painting that looked like a whirlpool or a portal. A place leading to another place, behind the scene. A parallel universe? They never said.
Then again, I have lot of paintings that do not fit neatly into any one theme. Some are characteristically fully abstract, some reveal shapes that you'll never find in nature. All are welcome in my studio.
Two things all my paintings have in common: large amounts of energy/shifting/transforming and plenty of gorgeous color.